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Old 06-01-2004, 09:11 AM   #1
vlbaranov
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Question How to register a Tcl script as a service?


Hi all,
I have a Tcl script that runs all the time (takes actions based on the logic).
Right now I manually run the script from a shell every time the box is rebooted. I am wondering if there is a functionality to register the script as a "service" ( daemon could be the correct term, my apologies) ?
Thank you all in advance.
 
Old 06-01-2004, 09:31 AM   #2
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you could include the script in the boot sequence, wich will start it automaticly on boot depends on the init style how this is done... for slackware style boot (don't know official name): edit the /etc/rc.d/rc.local file and put the command to start the script at the end, for SysV init style, it's a bit more tricky. You'll have to put a script wich starts the Tcl script in the /etc/init.d dir, and create a symlink with S<nr><scriptname> to the script in the /etc/init.d/rc<runlevel>.d/ directory to the script... the script wich starts the Tcl script must accept an option "start" to start the 'service', your Tcl script (see other scripts in the /etc/init.d/ directory for examples) and it may accept an option "stop" to stop the Tcl script (on shutdown for example). To make it stop you must make a symlink like K<nr><scriptname> in the /etc/init.d/rc<runlevel>.d/ directory. <nr> means a number from 00 to 99 wich tells the init in wich order the scripts are executed.

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Old 06-01-2004, 10:14 AM   #3
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iluvatar,
I have Red Hat release 7.1 with OS release 2.4.2-2
Where do I edit the boot sequence
 
  


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